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at the expense of domestic programs. they have an unpopular move to raise medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67. slower growth and social security benefit using less generous measure of inflation. boehner decided to lay down the gauntlet and challenge the president's mandate in a letter to mr. obama. writing, "after a status quo election in which both you and the republican majority in the house were re-elected, the american people rightly expect both parties to come together on a fair middle ground. adding the president's approach is neither balanced nor realistic. >> this is unaccept to believe have repeat performance of what they watched in horror in the summer of 2011. >> white house officials note that even erskine bowles is pulling back from the claim by boehner he is on board. in a few moments the president will be hosting the congressional ball, black tie holiday party. first time they will see him face to face in days. maybe they'll work on a compromise. >> bret: ed henry on the north lawn. thanks. let's talk about the fiscal cliff negotiations with one of the key democrats involved. c
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the rich is popular position about they know making difficult decisions like changing medicare to raise the age for example to lower the cost of medicare needs to be done is a very unpopular decision. they know that if a decision, if they don't come to a grand bargain, republicans are going to be blamed. so they have every interest in dragging this out and beating republicans over the head, over and over, while republicans by the way, have made some concessions. and are being beaten up by their own conservatives to the right. >> bret: are you seeing anything change? >> conservatives in leadership, republicans in leadership take heat from the base for southern. the president makes the case he has campaigned on raising taxes. and he won. keep in mind the republican leadership campaigned against raising taxes and they won. so their are beholden to their voters as well. i don't think the president wants to go over the fiscal cliff. he has his eyes focused on the legacy. he faces no pressure from the left. they're satisfied with him. let's be real. he has concessions from the republicans. th
are somebody, job creation. we have spending cut and medicare saving and we need re-knew. >> john: four weekends until the country goes over the fiscal cliff. bring in panel. charles lane for "washington post" with us. nina easton from quot fortune" magazine and of course, sindcated columnist charles krauthammer. get to the fiscal cliff in a second. but first, the job report this morning, 7.7% unemployment because so many people left the workforce. 146,000 jobs. the question a lot of people are asking is when are we going get back to good honest job creation to grow the economy? what is it going to take? >> political will in a word. what is interesting about the jobs numbers and the economy in general is that it's not so much the fundamentals of the economy. businesses who hire people who create jobs which nancy pelosi is looking for are looking for political will out of washington. they are looking for certainty on the fiscal cliff. certainty that debt reduction, there will be debt reduction, that entitlements will be brought under control. looking for certainty on taxe taxes. until th
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